Advanced Golf Tips: Getting The Ideal Flop Shot Grip

Take care of the position of the ball and the club

When you are short sided close to the green, it becomes essential to have the required shot in the locker in order to hit the next shot a little close, and give an easier putt. This is called the flop shot, which lets the ball to fly high and stop almost where it lands. In order to play it properly, it is suggested to strengthen the grip of your left hand. The flop shot in golf is often overrated and misinterpreted.

Basics of a Flop Shot

  • Take a high lofted club
  • Do not take a 9-iron or a pitching wedge for a flop shot. Take a 58-degree wedge or a 60-degree wedge from your bag. In case you do not have any club with higher loft than a pitching wedge, it is better to hit a regular shot and veer it off the slant, chase it all through the rough and use the bunker’s edge.

  • Open the clubface and re-grip your club
  • When you are attempting to pull off a flop shot, you often face this problem in gripping the club properly. To open the clubface, turn your club so that it faces exposed and points in the direction of the sky. Now, grip your club. When you do this, you can add considerable loft to your club, and you have more chances to pull off the flop shot at the impact.

  • Make space between the ball and you
  • If you crowd around the ball, it turns out to be very difficult to let the clubhead release beneath the ball, and hit the ball to fly high in the air. Ensure that you give your body enough space and let your arms hang down and you grip the golf club at this position. If you feel slightly closer, you can freely move a couple of centimeters away from your golf ball.

  • Position the ball off your front foot
  • It happens very often that the golfers play the flop shot off the center or back their stance. In this situation, the golf club has no scope of moving through your ball properly for the flop shot. The ball should be at the spot on the inner side of your leading foot, where you would position your 4-iron/ 5-iron. If you position the ball too forward, your club will lunge at your ball. If you place it too far behind, it will be dangerous.